1. Mexico
  2. Riviera Maya
  3. Playa del Carmen
  4. Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Full-Day Rio Secreto Small Group Tour

Product ID: 3149
Deep beneath Mexican soil lies an ancient Mayan cave of meandering rivers and dramatic rock formations, just waiting for your discovery. Rio Secreto tours are led by an experienced guide, and include lunch and air-conditioned transport.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French

Pickup included

The pick-up service is only provided for hotels located in Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 1 Day and 22 Hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the Mayan underworld only discovered in 1996
  • Air conditioned pick-up and drop-off transportation included
  • Light lunch provided
Full description
Be immersed in an ancient world of stalactites and stalagmites. Roam the labyrinths of dramatic rock formations and tranquil waters. The Rio Secreto (Secret River) is a hidden underground network of rivers and caves.

An air-conditioned mini-van collects you from your hotel from 7:20 and takes you to Rio Secreto. Here you will meet your expertly trained guide and receive a wetsuit, wet shoes, a lamp and a helmet to get you ready for your adventure.

From here, enter the caves, where for 600 meters you will be free to walk, swim and enjoy the enchanting beauty of your surroundings with the supervision of your guide. Furthermore, with a maximum of 10 people per tour, you can be ensured a quiet tour experience free from outside distractions. The tours in Rio Secreto are organized so that no two tours happening at the same time will meet underground.

After approximately 1.5 hours you will be taken back to ground level and treated to a light lunch of delicious local food. Choose the green salsa if your taste buds like it hot! This is a chance for you to relax amongst the serene jungle habitat and reflect upon your experience in the caves. After this you may wash and change before being transported back to your hotel.
  • Round-trip air-conditioned transportation from your hotel
  • Wet suit, life jacket, helmet, wet shoes, lamp
  • Guides
  • Light lunch
  • Towels, bathrooms, showers, hammocks
What’s Not Included
  • Photographs
  • Souveniers
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
Not allowed
  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• The tour is organized for small groups of up to 10 people, for adults and children at least 4 years old.
• Participants must be able to walk without assistance and weigh less than 120 kg/250Ibs.
• The following items must be kept inside the lockers provided: hats, glasses, sandals that are not secured at the ankle, watches, jewelry, cameras, band-aids, backpacks and handbags.
•You must reconfirm your tour at least 48 hours in advance
• All nature reserve programs operate in all weathers, therefore no refunds wil be given due to poor weather conditions.
• Changes in the time or date of the tour will have no cost whatsoever, subject to availability. If you wish to make a change in your reservation, personally contact the reservations center 48 hours prior to the tour date, since the tour cannot accept instructions from third parties, hotels, travel agencies or car rental agencies.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The tour itself is very interesting, the guides are very knowledgeable and give you a detailed explanation on the caverns and their formations. The only catch is that the tour that I booked included transportation from and to my hotel, which was within the Riviera Maya, but that didn't happen; we had to walk to the highway a few blocks away at 7am to the pick-up location chosen by RioSecreto.

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November 26, 2019

Everything from pick up to drop off was great. The pick up driver Roberto was funny and did a excellent job of informing us during the ride. Gustavo the guide was amazing. Such a positive spirited person. Was also able to speak a little german. The cave itself was breath taking. Such a wonderful experience. The lunch afterwards also had a nice selection. I can totally recommend this trip.

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July 25, 2019

The tour itself was good fun and interesting. Dani was an awesome tour guide!!! I was disappointed with the transportation between the main entrance of Rio Secreto and the actual caves as there was a 7k journey that had NO air con and was extremely bumpy...it made me and my family really sick (and I don't even get travel sick...) the lack of air conditioning definitely did not help. This tour also offers lunch but aside from the fruit/tomato soup, there were no vegetarian options (as the beans are cooked in pork fat) so the buffet was super disappointing! It is ashame the food/transport let this tour down but the main event itself was pretty cool! Keep in mind, you cannot use your own cameras and to buy their pics, it will cost 100 usd.

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August 24, 2019

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Product ID: 3149